rouhlas (3584) - GREECE - JUN 21, 2015
From old notes. From tap at Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2012. Black coor with beige head. Roasted malty aroma, some coffee, smoked - peated, wood, alcohol. Sweet and bitter taste like aroma with the addition of chocolate. Medium oily body with soft carbonation Aniela (4216) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 1, 2015
Bottle. Black beer with an beige head. Malty, leather, whiskey, tar, caramell and licorice aroma. Smokey, leather, ashy, tar, malty, whiskey flavour with vanilla and hoppy notes. olsvammel (7220) - Örebro, SWEDEN - MAR 9, 2015
Bottle at a big tasting (Nördprovning 2015). Bourbon and smoke dominates the smell but I also got some dark malts and a boozy alcoholic warmth. Sweet taste with dark malts, but also boozy with bourbon. Lots of smoke from the bourbon. The bourbon is overpowering. Habanero (4639) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK, DENMARK - DEC 7, 2013
Bottled. Pours hazy deep brown nearly black with a small tan head. Aroma of peat, roasted matl, chocolatet and peat. Sweet flavor that ends up more dry and with bitter notes. Medium to full bodied, oily text. and soft carb. A very nice inpy. tkrjukoff (4335) - SWEDEN - NOV 16, 2013
Pours pitch black with a small rim of lace. Aroma os smokey roasted malty ashy dry. Flavor similar to aroma nice bitterness whic lasts on the palate
Y. (9) - Bornem, BELGIUM - JAN 1, 2013 does not count
From bottle @ home.
When just opening the bottle you immediately get a intrinsic peated whisky-smell; as a beer AND whisky lover, I love this!
After pouring, the beer itself looks jet black with a nice -but light- brown foam on top. The foam could be a bit more firm and lasting. I had the feeling that when I drank it from tap @ Borefts Beer Festival earlier this year, this part was better.
But the taste and the palate are just fantastic.
Very peated, quite dry/coffee grindish, dry fruit and hints liquorice.
Personally one of the best Dutch beers I ever had! rlgk (18847) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 24, 2012
Bottle from Bierkompass. Pitch black beer with a small beige head. Peat aroma, malty, leather, smoked, whisky, ash, tar, licorice notes, raisins, caramel, some bitter hops. Smoked flavor, peat, leather, ash, hay, perfume, cigarette smoke, dry, malty, vanilla notes, whisky, bitter hops, caramel notes. Long peat finish with leather, caramel, vanilla, ash and whisky notes. PhillyCraft (7108) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 6, 2012
Draft at Monks, and bottle in Amsterdam. Opaque black pour with medium off brown head. Lots of sporadic lacing left behind while drinking. Notes of smoke, oak, peat, nuts, toffee, fig, and dark fruits. Other notes of cocoa and licorice as it warmed. Decent beer but not necessarily my style. Abio (1869) - BERMUDA - SEP 30, 2012
Black body, and no head. Could use one... Roasted malts and chocolate, some liquour but not to overwhelming. Nothing bad, but nothing renewing neither.... kappldav123 (6097) - GERMANY - SEP 22, 2012
On tap at CBC 2012. Beer in the glass deep black, small head. Malty-smokey aroma. Starts intense malty, a bit alcoholic, quite earthy-malty. Hints of liquorice. Warming finish, intense malty with coffee notes. Great beer!